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Alex at tropical acres sells the budwood for all those varieties

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: May 04, 2023, 06:55:09 AM »
Iím in. Thanks Jason!!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado Fruit mix box
« on: April 22, 2023, 06:54:39 AM »
If thereís anything left Iíd love to try some different varieties Mr. Spaugh, Iím not picky!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Brogdon avocado scions
« on: March 18, 2023, 09:30:06 PM »
Anyone have scionwood they can part with? Also looking for more good Mexican or hybrid varieties. Can pay or I have small sm-med brazos belle scions to trade, amongst other things. TIA

Iíve started about 40 varieties over the last two years. Mostly sourced through Farwell, Bellamy, Marcos, group Brazil order, and forum members. I try to get at least 3 of each so that I have a little variation. I have some individual exceptions but here are my top 5 based on average growth rate.

5. Caipirinha- surprising because itís supposed to be a dwarf. All grew really tall fast

4. Novak Phitrantha- all 6 really strong right out of the gate, lots of leaf sets

3. Cauliflora Acu Paulista of Otto Andersen- nice big leaves strong growth

2. Trunciflora Cabinho Cafe Ipuina- distinctive looking leaf, strong all around

1. Gigante de Goiania- a couple of these things are turning into beasts

Honorable mention:

Val pariso- arguably could be in top 5
Grimal- always a winner
Aureana- some giant leaves at the 1 yr mark, nice flushes
Red hybrids- individual specimens definitely contend
Branca Vinho Otto Andersen- nice steady growth

Thats just whatís done well for me so far. Lots more to grow!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / FS seedlings collection etc
« on: February 22, 2023, 12:36:15 AM »
Building a new greenhouse and materials are outrageous these days. Id really like to go as big as possible. Iím willing to sacrifice a sizeable part of my current collection for the greater good. I have many 1-3 year old seedlings and some grafted trees/airlayers that I could bundle into package deals. I can also include some nice scionwood. Itís really hard to put a value on everything as a wholesale deal. I am open to offers. Itís hard to let these plants go and itís hard to decide what to let go, but I really need to do it. I would prefer a local pickup around Houston Tx but can ship if absolutely necessary. Please send me a PM if interested. Here is a list of some of what I could be willing to include

Jaboticaba- I have duplicates and backups for at least 50 varieties. Someone could really get a jumpstart on a nice plinia collection. If local pickup may have a handful of cocktail trees up to 25g that would be hard to let go of but not out of the question
Cambuca- 3 varieties, 1-3g
Inflata- several 2 yrs old
Eugeniaís- grumichama, pitangatuba, e.Florida, e.Repanda, victoriana, involucrata, uniflora, several others
Garcinia- LDM superior + inferior, Gamboge, bacupari
Jackfruit- orange crush seedlings
Sapodilla- several good ones seedlings + airlayers
Inga- several varieties
Abiu- several variety seedlings
Canistel- arue, TREC 2, Ross, unkowns
Annonas- a few multigrafts onto Montana I could maybe let go of
Muntingia- red + yellow
Lychee- Mauritius and maybe some others? Probably keep most
Yangmei- several varieties
Guavas- seedless Thai white, ruby supreme 1030
True rose apple
White sapote- several varieties
Bamboo- several varieties

I also have a lot of permaculture and other random edible and useful plants I could include. I know it would be a lot to try to purchase as a complete package, I really would like to do the largest lots possible though to minimize keeping track of everything. 100% of proceeds would be put back into the process, so that the cycle of life may restart again. Please let me know if anyone is interested.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting passion fruits
« on: February 19, 2023, 01:16:11 AM »
They're in Australia with KP.

Oolie not familiar with this, could you elaborate?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting passion fruits
« on: February 19, 2023, 01:11:02 AM »
Galatians we would love to have some good juicing varieties, I will try to find more yellows. Kaz I need to try both of those, especially decaisneana. I had a quadrangularis that I never got growing well, mostly due to neglect. Need to retry. The others I have, once established have done well here. Looking to try more types and figure out what we like most. Also going to trial some seeds plantings. Id love to get some cuttings from you, forgot to ask you earlier. Or can buy from Hoang. Those are some good looking fruits!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Deep root trays
« on: February 19, 2023, 12:54:27 AM »
I wanted to share some various deep root space saving ideas that Iíve been playing with lately, mostly for sabara rootstocks and anything that can stay in a small space for a really long time. The process could also maybe be modified with larger diameter and taller setups for other things. I started because I had extra materials laying around. Depending on where you live, PVC can be expensive. It literally lasts decades though and only has to be purchased one time. Even thin wall pipe will get you a decade or two of plantings I think.

I take large tubs of any type and jam as many sticks of PVC as I can into it, cut to length. I could see a sizeable table being constructed and lined with plastic. Itís really easy to write on each piece with a high quality marker (Milwaukee inkzalll works best for me). For the bottoms Iíve been leaving them open set down on the bottom of the tub, but only in situation where you plan to leave them for a long time. I can also see maybe landscape fabric or shade cloth or something similar being zip tied around the bottom if you were planning on moving them sooner. Fill em with dirt and seeds. Can cover the entire top of the tub with plastic to maintain hunidity until plants outgrow it, and use shade cloth when needed. Can even put a tomato type cage or wire panel around it. Iíve got some old tanks from a boat someone gave me, but I also use 30g salt lick tubs I get from cattle ranchers. Can fit a ton of 1.5-2Ē sticks in there. Iíve mainly used system for rootstocks, obviously for the more rare stuff you would want to let canopy more and not fight for light. I have some some setups with pipe going up to 6Ē wide, 2ft+ tall. Pipe gets expensive at that size though, anything over 2Ē heavy wall pipe is very pricey these days. If you have access to some cheap stuff or if you know a plumber that can get you some I think it works pretty well. Would love to know if anyone has any additional input or other ideas

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquats that can survive the desert heat
« on: February 18, 2023, 03:01:04 PM »
Very good forum topic and very useful information

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best tasting passion fruits
« on: February 18, 2023, 02:55:17 PM »
Anybody have any opinions on the best tasting passion fruits to grow? We have yellow/purple lilikoi and Frederick, havnt tried many beyond that

Congrats On beating everyone to the punch on everything. It was nice while it lasted!!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO: cecropia/gummy worm fruit
« on: February 18, 2023, 01:31:28 PM »
Id love to try some of you find a source

Not enough bidders on ecray?

Got cuttings, all fatties. Thanks man!!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Texas Thomasville Citrangequat
« on: February 17, 2023, 09:31:22 AM »
Thereís also a TAMUK program selling certified citrus budwood in Texas. Donít have link handy but they had more stuff than I would have thought

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Texas Thomasville Citrangequat
« on: February 17, 2023, 09:29:01 AM »
I went to Johns last week and he had some seedlings of it, you may give him a ring. He says he thinks they come true most of the time?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Triumph Persimmon
« on: February 16, 2023, 12:48:54 PM »
Those are beautiful fruits Kaz

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Triumph Persimmon
« on: February 16, 2023, 12:18:35 PM »
If we were all so lucky!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Triumph Persimmon
« on: February 16, 2023, 01:08:21 AM »
I live in coastal Texas, fairly similar to conditions in a lot of Florida. Iím no expert either but here Iíve tried Fuyu, Hachiya, Tananashi, and Saijo, nothing seems to consistently do well in our cycles of intense heat/drought/humidity and cold blasts accompanied by potential false springs. You get a decent crop maybe once every 3 years, if that. Theyíre  also are prone to all types of fungus/diseases. The only trees that I know put out consistently well (other than Virginiana, which may be worth growing on its own?) and stay relatively problem free are Triumph, Heritage, and Honan Red. This year was a very good year for Honan reds here. My friend got over 200lbs and they are terrific dried. I managed to score some extra budwood from him, going to graft several trees up. Also, I know Lara has 5 triumph trees in the Redlands that stay relatively small and put out bumper crops every single year, and he doesnít even fertilize. If I lived further north I would grow every persimmon I could get my hands on. Here in 9a Iíll take a consistently heavy fruiting tree every day of the week. Iíve had those big nice fruits, theyíre excellent. Id love to be able to produce loads of them just havnt been able to make it work yet

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Triumph Persimmon
« on: February 15, 2023, 08:58:06 PM »
John what do you consider the best varieties? We get low chill hours where Iím at, maybe a couple hundred a year at best

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Var Sabara micro scions
« on: February 15, 2023, 03:20:00 PM »
Lots of pms, I will try to get everyone that wants them a few micros, doing final grafting of season and getting low on rootstocks. If anyone has bulk 1-3 yr old sabaras shoot me a pm. I also have some larger arms I would be willing to part with for the right trade. If you miss me this round hit me up in the fall and I will probably be able to take a few more cuttings

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Var Sabara micro scions
« on: February 15, 2023, 08:06:25 AM »
Have a bunch of extra variegated sabara micro arms left if anyone wants to give them a try. Too small to wrap would have to dome or bag. Can maybe throw in an extra decent sized arm if youíve got something good to trade

Can give you Campbell in fall, I have 2 small trees. Also have denzler and redlands

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canarium ovatum
« on: February 10, 2023, 11:26:34 PM »
Looking for seeds if anyone has a lead please let me know

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